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Full Name
John William Hunter Gale
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
John William Hunter
Surname
Gale
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
16604
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Shop assistant
Next of Kin
Mrs M. Gale (mother), 203 Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
203 Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District
Christchurch
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 124
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Lost at sea off Tobruk, lost in HMS Chakdina
Date of Death
5 December 1941
Age at Death
22
Year of Death
1941
Memorial Name
Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference
Column 102.
Biographical Notes
John Gale was the son of Joseph Hopkinson Gale and Benjamina Gale, of Linwood, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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